Faculty Advisor

Albano, Leonard D.

Faculty Advisor

Tao, Mingjiang

Abstract

The objective of this project is to identify a natural fiber to enhance the shear strength and bearing capacity of a cohesive soil. This study includes a proposed protection method to increase the durability of the selected fiber, determination of the optimum reinforcement scheme in terms of fiber's content and length, and investigation of the reinforced soil through laboratory experiments on footing bearing capacity and slope stability analysis.

Publisher

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

March 2010

Major

Civil Engineering

Project Type

Major Qualifying Project

Accessibility

Unrestricted

Advisor Department

Civil and Environmental Engineering

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